Here are the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S8+ and its Exynos 8895 chipset

In completely unsurprising news, the first benchmarks of the international variant of the Galaxy S8+ may have just hit the web. Seriously, Samsung, get your leaks under control. Still, this is also possibly the first benchmark we have of the Exynos 8895 chipset, and the results are certainly promising...
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30. Macready

Posts: 1823; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Sounds like you should take your own medicine, since Anandtech clearly proved you and the writer of this article wrong, see the links above (and many more articles on the matter). I cant believe this " most Android apps don't take advantage of multithreading" myth is still repeated. 6 year ago my S2 already used multiple (2) cores for most apps. S-I-X years being in hybernation? Now if the write head said "most apps don't maximize the full potential of multithreading between 8 cores", then he would have a point. But they are still used, even if code isn't optimized for them.

34. Macready

Posts: 1823; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Now if the writer had said" *

55. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not only this, but these trolls like to act as though the app you're using is the only process the phone is performing at the time. There are dozens of processes running besides the foreground app, and with Android you've also got the multitasking, so you can have other apps running simultaneously. But, because the iPhone can't do true multitasking, and is better with single core, it's all that care about.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You and MacReady should be siblings. Always a pleasure to read you guys posts. These tech-ignorant children, really take the joy out of reading about tech. They are so concern with a number, which don't really mean squat. Or when a writer who is a stupid fanboy liek them, post something only than can agree with and they are so stupid to agree, even whe their own facts prove them wrong. How ignorant can you be to see a "STOP" sign and not stop?!

71. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"But, because the iPhone can't do true multitasking, and is better with single core, it's all that care about." No phone can do "true multitasking". Not only is that physically impossible on a single screened device, most Android phones can't even hold more than 6 apps in memory at once. I don't have that problem on my iPhone, as instead of letting apps run amuck, iOS freezes them. They stay isolated and ready to go when I get back to them, while the majority of Android phones have to reload them from memory. If anything, Android is worst at what most of you would deem " multitasking ", because reloading takes far longer than simply reopening. Inb4: But split screen exists on Android now. A) That's false, it exists on a select few number of devices running Nougat and/or Grace UX. B) Even with said split screen, it still doesn't change the fact that you can only INTERACT with one app at a time.

78. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're wrong. Android does do true multi-tasking. You already proved you have no idea with what you are talking about. Just like TedKord said an I quote "but these trolls like to act as though the app you're using is the only process the phone is performing at the time" You just proved that when you said this and I quote "Not only is that physically impossible on a single screened device, most Android phones can't even hold more than 6 apps in memory at once." Because you use an iPhone, unless you install proper software, you actually have no idea how many processes are goign on in the background. Its not about what you see. This BS that Android phones can only hold 6 apps in RAM is BS. Android apps continue to run in the background...IOS apps do not. FACT - if I open a webpage in Safari and immediately close it, it will not continue to load the webpage in the background. It will freeze and when you open it later, it will finish. ON Android wjhen I load a webpage and immediately minimize the app, the page keeps loading ansd whn I return its already done. YOU CLAIM IS BS. SHows you dotn even understand multi-tasking. All phones multi-task. IOS does multi-task. When however we use the term "true-multi-tasking"; we are usually talkign about how on Android the process is less restricted. BEcause for example the iPhone only has 3GB of RAM and IOS has direct hardware access, multi-tasking must be limited and restricted to prevent device slowdown.

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On Android, the OS sandboxes the apps from the hardware. Here is a fact, please read this an understand. In theory, because Android sandboxes apps from the hardware, Android could load an application that requires 8GB of RAM on a device that only has 4GB. iOS could not do this because it has direct hardware acess and if the app sees it wont have enough RAM it wont even load. While on Android it will run, though it woudl run slow. Need proof? I assume you run Windows. Install a VM application like VMware or VirtualBOX. Windows 7 is recommended to be ran on 4GB of RAM, but you can use 2GB. However lets say the PC you are using is WIndows XP and it only has 2GB of RAM. Yet even though my device does have 4GB of RAM, when I installed an OS in a VM, I can still pick 4GB of RAM or even 1GB and the VM will still load. WHy? Because it doesn't have direct access to hardware and thus will run because the VM software handles the hardware specifically and the app will just run, but will be slow because the VM doesn't have enough resources to make it run fast. But not running fast is not equal to not running at all. You really need to understand this difference and it will help you understand why you are wrong!! OH and from now on, I wont resort to calling you names. I actually realize that you simply are not as tech knowledgeable as you try to act. You simply have no idea because you havent been around long enough. I've been here since before the 80's. I seen all the tech evolution since the mid 70's. I know far an away more about tech than you. But it is something you can Google and get the facts and if you actually did that vs troll, you'd actually learn something and we all good just have a nice discussion...not flaming at each other.

120. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

kiko007... Just don't come back anymore... You just got RIPPED A NEW ONE!!

121. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Are you on drugs? You read Techie's garbage?

124. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Lol..... deflection....... nice

127. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Techie's response starts with: "Here's a fact....." The very next sentence: "In theory...." :/ So, I'll ask once more. Are you guys on drugs?

128. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Mreveryphone was not talking about Techie..... we all know he is lost

129. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That was one of the post Mreveryphone quoted though.

130. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Ok.....i am a idiot.....

131. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Don't sweat it.....the comments have been wanky for a while. Makes it hard to read which reply is to whom.

136. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

How am I lost?

137. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He meant Techie I assume.

134. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I said theory, because i hadnt specifically done it. However I will now substantiate the fact. If you have a laptop wirh only 2GB of RAM, you can open apps tbat nees more ram, becsuse of thw Windows swap file. Fact Photoshop is designes to use morw ram i order to handle complicated tasks. The more ram you hsve the faster it can render complicated renders. But even if you domt have enough ram, if you have a huge fast hard disk or SSD, you can increase the Windows swapfilw size manually to give you PC and infinite amount of RAM up to your physical drive size and I can maually increase the ram requirements in photoshop and Windows will compensate by using the swap. You can also use things like Ramdrive qhich allow several ways to create virtual ram. I have actually ripped you a new butt hole....I guess Tim Cook isnt as good as he lead you to believe. Here is my laptop setup. Because I havw to render huge CAD drawings, i told a 512GB SSD and mountes it to my laptop. It has a 120GB partition that I have created and i moved my Windows Swapfile to it and maxxed the file to the drive size. My laltopmhas 32GB of its own ram om top.of it. I have a VM foe XP, 7, OSX Mavericks and Sierra and I can open amd ru them all at the same time and yet i never run out of memory and my pc is never slow. Once i get back to my laptop i will record a video just for you. You have today proven me 100% right. You have no idea what true multitasking is.

83. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

"B) Even with said split screen, it still doesn't change the fact that you can only INTERACT with one app at a time." That is false. With split-screen, I can use the top half of the screen to listen to music on YouTube or SoundCloud, then I use the bottom half for whatsApp chatting. That's multi-tasking, and I am definitely INTERACTING with both Apps and the same time. Stop embarrassing yourself, kiko007... You're behaving like a blind sheep.

88. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I do that all the time but I am not as pleased the way it works in Nougat compared to MarMarshmallow......it was seamless before now there is an interruption.... unless I haven't figured out how to do it

93. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"That's multi-tasking, and I am definitely INTERACTING with both Apps and the same time." No it's not. You actively leave SoundCloud or YouTube as soon as the music/video plays to interact with WhatsApp. Therefore, you have STOPPED interacting with those apps in favor of WhatsApp.

97. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Do you not get it? I interact with SoundCloud using my ears, and I interact with whatsApp using my fingers. It isn't that hard to grasp. And i can also follow score updates of two live soccer matches via two different websites at the same time. But you can keep downplaying Android's superior multitasking ability over iOS, anyways.. That's what you do best.

98. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ummm.....I hate to break it to you, but iOS users can listen to SoundCloud/watch YouTube videos AND interact with WhatsApp as well. Did you not know that? By your definition, they both multitask equally within that guideline.... "And i can also follow score updates of two live soccer matches via two different websites at the same time." So can we.... "But you can keep downplaying Android's superior....." Okay sport..... believe what you will.

101. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

How do you do that?

110. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

okay so you can see soundcloud or youtube at the same time thats whatsapp is open on your iphone? both side by side on same screen? funny i dont remember iphone supporting this feature.

109. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

kiko007 come on having two app side by side on an android is like having my outlook and microsoft edge open on same windows screen. I act with both app at the same time. Seriously some ppl need to go read some more about how real multitasking work.

133. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is false. Like im Windows, on Samsung devices im splitscreen, you an drag content from ome window to another. Do you even use computer? If you have 2 windows open, even im Windows i can tale a file and drag and drop it in more than one window at a time, becauze you can obky use the actibe window. So what? Its still multitasking by having both open on the screen at the same time. You continue to prove you have no idea.

108. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

kiko007 i can run two games side by side on my phone LG G5 ( multi windows ) and interact with both of them lol. I can run a game online in an active online game go out of my game to check my calender then go on a webpage then go back to the game and its still going on ( i died a few time because of thats lol ) I can easily have more than 10 apps open at the same time including 4-5 games. not all android OEM have bad ram management like Samsung.. As for app frozen well download the game world of tank blitz start an online match and go check and webpage and come back to the game see if its still there ( all you gonna find out is thats its has to reload the game and the online match ) i know i tested on ipad air 2. Sorry kiko007 but for my need i want real multitasking and not a pause boutton.

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

"USERS ARE UNLIKELY TO NOTICE MUCH DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE BETWEEN THE S8+ AND ITS PREDECESSOR" ┘ŹShould I really upgrade from my S7 Edge? Do you think the S8 camera would have a big improvement over the S7 Edge? What makes S7 Edge owners get the successor?

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Given the battery size thing, the only reason to upgrade are marginal camera improvements, maybe more sustained performance, the IR Blaster, the screen size/ratio & Bixby. I would gladly buy an S7 Edge if the S8&+ have average battery life although i do need the IR blaster.

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